Union Square Christmas Classic: Day 2

The Union Square Lady Bulldog Christmas Classic continued on Tuesday with semi-finals in both the Winners' and Losers' brackets.

On the Losers' side, the Seymour Lady Panthers got 10 points from Tatiana Martinez in a 46-30 win over Bowie. Emily Gilbert led the Lady Rabbits with 9 points. Seymour controlled the first and fourth quarters, outscoring Bowie 28-13 in the bookend periods of the game.

In the second Losers' bracket game, Archer City faced Class 4A Hereford, and despite 9 points from Brittney Griffith, they lost 58-29. The Lady Whitefaces held the Lady 'Cats to single digits in each quarter.

As a result of the early games, Bowie will face Archer City for 7th place Wednesday at 11:00 AM and Seymour will play Hereford for 5th place at 12:30 PM.

The second pair of games Tuesday were the Winners' bracket semi-finals.

In the first semi-final, host Burkburnett took on the Denton Lady Broncos out of District 4-4A. The Lady Bulldogs won every quarter en route to a 52-37 victory. Macy Cooke led the team with 17 points, while Haleigh Camrelin added 10.

In the final game of the night, Rider faced Graham for the right to face Burkburnett in the finals. The Lady Raiders controlled the first half, leading by 3 after one quarter and by 5 at the half. But the Lady Blues cut the lead to 3 after three quarters, and used a 13-3 fourth quarter for the comeback win by a final score of 39-32.

Sadie Dickinson had a solid all-around game for Graham, scoring 16 points on 3 two-pointers, 2 three-pointers and 4 made free throws. Sammie Hislop led Rider with 13 points.

Graham will face Burkburnett Wednesday at 3:30 PM in the Tournament Championship, and Rider will face district rival Denton at 2 PM in the 3rd-Place game.

In other tournament action Tuesday, the #3 Burkburnett boys won a pair of games in the Fort Worth Whataburger Tournament. First they knocked off Lucas Lovejoy 73-59 behind 16 points from Derrell Gibbs and 13 apiece from Jerard Graham and Brent Deeb; then they defeated Class 2A #3 Brock 72-46 getting 14 from Gibbs and 12 from Andrew Runyon.

The Bulldogs will face one of two teams in the Class 3A Top Ten in Wednesday's Tournament Championship, either #2 Cleveland or #6 Argyle. Tip-off will be at 7 PM at Haltom City High School.

And in the Mineral Wells tournament, the Wichita Falls High School Coyotes won their second straight game, defeating Fort Worth Polytechnic 64-58 in overtime. Devontay Chaffin and D.J. Jordan each scored 17 points. Chaffin was also named to the All-Tournament Team.